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Curious to hear what golf balls people are playing these days. I'm a notorious practice ball player, so I tend to use 2019 TP5/TP5x practice balls I get on either GolfDiscount or Amazon. But I've used a lot this year trying to find one I consistently like.

My notes so far this year: 

  • Chromesofts are too, um, soft
  • Chromesoft X LS are a bit too hard and I don't notice any real difference in spin off the driver vs. Chromesoft X. 
  • TP5/TP5x are my favorite, as discussed above, but I'd like to try some newer generations and can't bring myself to pay $50 for a dozen.
  • Vice Pro Plus were ok. Didn't notice any big differences vs. TP5s but they're not as durable in my experience
  • Always have like ProV1s but I can't find practice/X-out versions anymore and i'm not paying $50 for a dozen. 

I'm planning on trying Maxfli Tour's next and hoping those can be my ball moving forward because the performance and quality seem right in line with other premium tour balls, but at a much better price point. And they're on sale all the time. 

What do you guys play consistently?

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Driver: PING G425 Max 9* | PING Tour 173-65 S | Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Fairway Woods: Mizuno ST-X 220 3W | Tensei Blue 65S | Golf Pride MCC

Hybrid: Cobra BiO Cell 3H 18*

Irons: Mizuno JPX921 Forged (4-GW) | Dynamic Gold 120 S300 | Golf Pride MCC

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 56*

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S | SuperStroke 3.0 with 50g weight

Ball: Maxfli Tour

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Maxfli Tour and ProV1.  Equal performance for me.  I bought the Maxfli's, the ProV1's were gifted.

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  • Titleist TSi3 9* (@ 10.5*) Driver
  • Srixon ZX 3W & 5W
  • Titleist TSi2 5 Hybrid
  • TaylorMade Stealth 5-PW
  • Titleist Vokey SM9 50-08, 54-10 & 58-08
  • Scotty Cameron Jet Set Limited Newport 2 / L.A.B. DF 2.1
  • Maxfli Tour / Titleist AVX
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Kirkland Sig V2s.

I'm not a good enough golfer to justify spending more than a dollar per ball and the fact that I don't care about losing a ball takes so much pressure off of me during my swing. Plus, the best part of my game is 115 yards and in, so I like having a bit more spinny of a ball that I can work and control. 

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Rag tag bag, but it does the job. 

Taylormade R1 driver.

Ping G400 3 wood.

Cleveland Halo Launcher 3 hybrid.

Cleveland CBX launcher irons (5-PW). 

Assorted wedges (48, 52, 58).

Odyssey White Hot Pro 2.0 putter.

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ProV1 for special occasions (the warden gives them to me as gifts on special occasions), and MaxFli Tours most of the time (what I buy). MaxFli Tour is a great ball value IME - I'd be fine using it exclusively.

And I used to lose 2-3 balls a round, fortunately I'm losing more like 1 per round on average these days, so my stash will last me quite a while. 😀

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  • Callaway Rogue 10.5° & 3W
  • Mizuno CLK 3H 19°, JPX900 Forged 4-GW, S18 56.10, S18 60.06
  • Evnroll ER5B Fit@TrueSpec ER2
  • Maxfli Tour Snell MTB-Black
  • Ping Pioneer - MGI Zip Navigator AT
  • Payntr X 002 LE, Adidas Codechaos, FJ DryJoys
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Prov1. It works and has always worked for me.

 

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Driver: PXG 0811 X+ Proto w/UST Helium 5F4

Wood: TaylorMade M5 5W w/Accra TZ5 +1/2”, TaylorMade Sim 3W w/Aldila rogue white

Hybrid: PXG Gen2 22* w/AD hybrid

Irons: PXG Gen3 0311T w/Nippon modus 120

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 50*, Tiger grind 56/60

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

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Srixon Z Star XV for me personally. Sometimes feels hard...but when you catch one clean they feel great. Don't over spin on full iron shots and usually create a large divot and stop within 3 feet of the divot. 

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I have been playiing the Bridgestone Tour B RXS or the Callaway Chrome Soft.

Kinda been liking the Callaway better I think.

Just bought a box of the Maxfli Tour though at lunch today to try.

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I was generally a Titleist Tour Soft ball player when it's cold, and then when it heats up I switched to ProV1x.  However, I was always finding and trying balls I find on the course all year long.

About a month ago I bought the Maxfli Tour X and haven't hit a different ball since.  If I find something on course, it remains in the cart when I turn it in.  Now I suspect I will have to decide if I will replace the Tour X with the Tour Soft this fall.  

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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Normally I would say that I prefer the TP5 but, I’ve been playing ProV1 this year since I found a local guy that lives on a course and has them in abundance. Hard to pass up 2021 models that look brand new for $1 each. 

I did come across a Bridgestone Tour B X a while back and used that for my last round. I think that I might just like that one too. Feel and distance were both good so I may need to do a bit more testing. 

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:mizuno-small: ST-Z w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0 60g

:titleist-small: TS2 3W w/ Project HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 70g

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 HM 4-GW w/ Project X LZ 5.5 115g

:mizuno-small: T22 54° SW w/ TT DG S400

:callaway-small:  MD3 60° LW 

:ping-small: Anser 2

 

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I second the Srixon XV. it is a soft feel off the face of all my clubs. Only time it doesn't is with a complete housel shot or extreme toe hit.  They stick to the green when played correctly.  

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Epic GBB driver 10.5 turned down to 9.5 Hzruds 6.5 smoke shaft. 

Titleist U15 1 iron 

Sub 70 699 Pro 4-AW 

Sub 70 3 utility 19*

Callaway 56 and 58 wedge. 

OG White Hot #1 putter

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Srixon Z-Star and Maxfli Tour. None of the X balls work for me in the short game and both these balls give me more distance than ProV1. And cheaper.

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Take Dead Aim

Driver: PXG 0211 10.5* 

Fairway: Titleist 917 F3 15*

Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro Boxer Gold 18*

Irons: Titleist 714CB 4-PW

Wedges: Vokey SM5 & SM6 50/54/58

Putter: SeeMore X2 Costa del Mar

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

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I've been playing the Maxfli Tour X of late.  I really like them.  Prior to going with Maxfli, Snell MTBX was my ball of choice, but because of supply issues I was exploring other options....Bridgestone RX, Srixon Vx, and Mizuno RBS.  While I liked the Bridgestone somewhat, I didn't feel it was quite right.  I was going to give Taylormade TP5X another go (ball of choice prior to Snell) and then going to reconsider Titleist Pro V1 again (While it's a great ball, EVERYONE plays them and it's too easy to hit the wrong ball when you're not paying close attention for the markings, which was my lame excuse to quit playing them 4 or 5 years ago).  In any case, I liked the Maxfli offering enough to go ahead and play it exclusively.

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Driver: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max (10.5* set at -1 and neutral) -- Mitsubishi Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Fairway: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 3 wood (16.5*) and Heaven Wood (20*)-- Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Hybrids: :callaway-small: Rogue ST Max 5H (23*)--Tensai Blue 55g R shaft

Irons:  :callaway-small: Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW -- KBSTour Graphite  TGI 70 shafts R +1/2 inch 3* upright

Wedges: Edison 53* and  57* KBS PGI 80 Graphite +1/2 inch 2* upright

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball:  Maxfli TourX...Golf Bag: :ping-small: Pioneer...Shoes: :footjoy-small: Hyperflex... Glove: Red Rooster Feather

 

My Photography can be seen at Smugmug

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4 hours ago, MarkH said:

I have been playiing the Bridgestone Tour B RXS or the Callaway Chrome Soft.

Kinda been liking the Callaway better I think.

Just bought a box of the Maxfli Tour though at lunch today to try.

Let us know your thoughts on the Maxfli Tour!

Driver: PING G425 Max 9* | PING Tour 173-65 S | Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Fairway Woods: Mizuno ST-X 220 3W | Tensei Blue 65S | Golf Pride MCC

Hybrid: Cobra BiO Cell 3H 18*

Irons: Mizuno JPX921 Forged (4-GW) | Dynamic Gold 120 S300 | Golf Pride MCC

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 56*

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S | SuperStroke 3.0 with 50g weight

Ball: Maxfli Tour

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Thanks for all the replies and I'm excited to try the Maxfli Tours with all the positive feedback.

Driver: PING G425 Max 9* | PING Tour 173-65 S | Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Fairway Woods: Mizuno ST-X 220 3W | Tensei Blue 65S | Golf Pride MCC

Hybrid: Cobra BiO Cell 3H 18*

Irons: Mizuno JPX921 Forged (4-GW) | Dynamic Gold 120 S300 | Golf Pride MCC

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 56*

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S | SuperStroke 3.0 with 50g weight

Ball: Maxfli Tour

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9 minutes ago, brogies said:

Thanks for all the replies and I'm excited to try the Maxfli Tours with all the positive feedback.

 

... If you haven't looked at this thread, lots of MGS members talk about Maxfli Tour balls. 

 

 

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Driver:     :cobra-small: LTDx 10.5* ... AD-IZ 6SR
Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
Irons:        :cobra-small: 4-Pw MIM Tour ... Steelfiber i95R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
Ball:           :taylormade-small: Maxfli Tour '22/TP5x '21

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14 minutes ago, chisag said:

 

... If you haven't looked at this thread, lots of MGS members talk about Maxfli Tour balls. 

 

 

 

Perfect. Will check it out!

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Driver: PING G425 Max 9* | PING Tour 173-65 S | Golf Pride Tour Velvet

Fairway Woods: Mizuno ST-X 220 3W | Tensei Blue 65S | Golf Pride MCC

Hybrid: Cobra BiO Cell 3H 18*

Irons: Mizuno JPX921 Forged (4-GW) | Dynamic Gold 120 S300 | Golf Pride MCC

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM9 56*

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 7S | SuperStroke 3.0 with 50g weight

Ball: Maxfli Tour

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Maxfli Tour for me. I was a tester for these and was hooked.

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:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

:cleveland-small: Wedge, CBX 60*

:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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I'm of the camp that doesn't want to pay heavy money($3-4) for golfballs. A $1 a ball is a good price. Previously played the Maxfli Softfli, and Callaway SuperSoft. My game is not that good(25+hdcp at 65 years old))to justify the cost. So, I play the TopFlite Hammer Control Yellow. Have 4 rounds with this ball, and I am really impressed with this ball, as it plays really well. Good distance for me(80 mph swing speed)off the tee. Great manners around the greens. It's not a ProV, but my CBX2's(50,54,58) love this ball. The Dimple in Dimple cover works well with my wedges, and I can get it to check on the green, with some rollout. I allow for the runout, so distance control is critical. Not going to back up, but it will check. Feels good off the putter. This ball is the second coming of the D2 Feel. I have stocked up(4 boxes), and this ball is my gamer for this season. My game is looking better already! All of the Chicago area stores do not have any inventory of the Hammer Control Yellow. Limited inventory on the Hammer Distance. Somebody IS playing THIS ball....

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Driver-Ping g410 SFT, 3W-Callaway Diablo Octane, Hybrids-Snake Eyes Viper 18*+ 21*, Irons-GigaGolf Reva Hybrid Irons 24*- 46*, Wedges-Cleveland CBX2's 50*54*58*, Putter-Cleveland Huntington Beach Soft 11c

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After playing the Snell MTB-X exclusively for several seasons I switched to the Maxfli Tour X this year and love it.  Great performance and even better price.

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  • Driver-  Ping G410 Plus 9*
  • Fairway- Tour Edge Exotics EXS 220 3 Wood 16.5*
  • Hybrid- Tour Edge Hot Launch C521 19* & 22* 
  • Irons-PXG 0211 DC, 5-GW
  • Wedges-  Taylormade Hi Toe 54* & 58*
  • Putter- Ping Sigma G Tyne (Superstroke grip)
  • Ball- Snell MTB-X Maxfli Tour X
  • Bag- Ping Hoofer USA Edition 
  • Arccos 
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I'm still burning through what I have left of the four dozen Spalding SD Tour balls I bought from Walmart for $7/dozen last year. The sad thing is that I might just buy the balls again since they are still only $18/dozen at Walmart. I find that they are long and spin is good. I've played them side by side with Pro V1s and I really couldn't perceive any noticeable difference with distance or spin. I can't say an MGS review would say they are equally good but I can't perceive any differences in my real world experience. If you're looking for a cheap tour ball, I don't know that there is a better diamond in the rough deal than the Spalding tour balls from Walmart. I would be curious to know who makes them. The box says they are made in Vietnam by a company or supplier call Reliable of Milwaukee (whoever that is). 

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